After a successful midnight launch in the U.S. Blizzard are having a few problems with Diablo III.
It appears that the game is rather popular and although it is an offline experience it authenticates itself with the Diablo servers – or not, as many have found out – ff your PC cannot connect to the server within 40 seconds ‘Error 37’ is displayed and dungeon crawling is cancelled.
“Due to high concurrency the login servers are currently at full capacity,” said Blizzard, “this may cause delays in the login process, account pages and web services.”
Understandably, gamers are a little miffed and have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Ex-Infinity Warder Robert Bowling tweeted ‘From now, until the end of time, I shall use ‘Error 37’ for only the most heinous of failures. It will become my ‘I am disappoint’.
Some players have been taking a more light hearted approach, this helpful guide to the problem amused me.
We’ve got a review of Diablo III in the works, if our reviewer can get himself authenticated. Keep an eye out for that as soon as we’ve had plenty of time to test the game.